All you need to know about carton closers

Finding a carton closer that fits your needs can be tricky; there is a lot of different alternatives that fill specific users needs. With this guide, you can get a better understanding of which type that fits yours.

Man closing cartons in warehouse

Top stapler

The top stapler is the most common type of carton closing staplers and is also commonly known as a carton closer. Explicitly designed for fastening and securing the lids of cartons. It works as follows: The top stapler drives the staple through the corrugated material layers and clinches the legs under the carton lids to create a secure and robust closed box. Moreover, our top staplers give you the freedom to change the penetration depth of the staple, meaning that you can adjust it to fit your carton. The closing method gives you a quick, environmental, cost-effective, and the most secure way to close your packaging.

Depending on your volume, there are several different types of top carton closers.

Type Low volume Medium volume High volume
Manual top stapler x
Battery top stapler x x x
Pneumatic top stapler x x

For medium to high volume box closing, we recommend:

Battery top stapler

The battery-driven top stapler is the most modern type of top carton closers. It has all the benefits of the other technologies but without its limitations. It gives you the freedom of a manual top stapler but without the constraints of operator fatigue and limitations of low volume carton closing. It gives you the speed and power of a pneumatic top stapler, but minus the infrastructure costs, cluttered workspaces, and the restrictions of maneuverability.

Developed for the modern workplace, our cordless carton closer offer you flexibility and performance that is unmatched in the world of top staplers. The battery top stapler is designed for the best user experience possible; it is light, quiet, ergonomic, and delightful to use. Read more about our cordless carton closer.

Our cordless carton closers:

FL = Front-laser version – CL = Cross-laser version

Battery box closer

c.561B

c.561BFL

c.561BCL

Leg: 15-18mm

Staple: JK561

Battery box closer

c.561B22

c.561B22FL

c.561B22CL

Leg: 22mm

Staple: JK561

Battery box closer

a.560B

a.560BFL

a.560BCL

Leg: 15-18mm

Staple: JK560

Battery box closer

a.560B22

a.560BFL

a.560B22CL

Leg: 22mm

Staple: JK560

Pneumatic top stapler

For higher volumes with fixed workstations, a pneumatic top stapler is a reliable carton closing method. It increases productivity, reduces operator fatigue, and gives a consistent and improved clinch quality compared to manual top staplers. It has higher initial setup costs, but the investment is quickly regained in speed and reliable results. For the end customer, a pneumatic stapled carton is a sign of a professional operation. Another benefit with a pneumatic carton closer is that you can integrate it in a production line, meaning you can easily automize your carton closing.

Our pneumatic carton closers:

Pneumatic top stapler

c.561PN

Leg: 15-18mm

Staple: JK561

Pneumatic top stapler

c.561PN22

Leg: 22mm

Staple: JK561

Pneumatic top stapler

a.560PN

Leg: 15-18mm

Staple: JK560

Pneumatic

a.560PN22

Leg: 22mm

Staple: JK560

You can integrate Josef Kihlbegs pneumatic top staplers into a production line or existing machinery.

Top staplers used in video:

Pneumatic box closer

561-15PN

Leg: 15mm

Staple: JK561

Pneumatic box closer

561-18PN

Leg: 18mm

Staple: JK561

Pneumatic roll top stapler

This type works just like a regular pneumatic top stapler but is a great alternative when magazine capacity is crucial. Our roll carton closer can carry up to 1000 fasteners in one roll. It looks a bit different in its design due to the staples comes in a roll instead of straight.

Depending on the thickness of your cartons, we offer pneumatic roll staplers with different leg lengths.

Our roll carton closers:

pneumatic roll stapler for carton closing

Roll stapler R555PN

Leg: 15-18mm

Staple: JK555

pneumatic roll stapler for carton closing

Roll stapler R557PN

Leg: 15-18mm

Staple: JK557

For a low volume box closing, we recommend:

Manual top stapler

Using a manual carton closing tool is a cheap and easy way to reap the benefits of stapling your packaging. The pros of using a manual top stapler are that you can quickly set it up and get going, and you can operate it in any environment. You can also be mobile in your approach since the manual top stapler needs no air compressor and has no air hose connected to it.

It is a non-automatic carton closing tool; it uses the operator’s force to penetrate the staple through the corrugated box. Therefore it is used for low volume box closing as the higher volume will increase user fatigue.

Depending on the thickness of your cartons, we offer manual top staplers with different leg lengths.

Our manual carton closers:

Manual top stapler

c.561M

Leg: 15-18mm

Staple: JK561

Manual top stapler

c.561M22

Leg: 22mm

Staple: JK561

Manual top stapler

a.560M

Leg: 15-18mm

Staple: JK560

Manual top stapler

Ma.560M22

Leg: 22mm

Staple: JK560

Carton closing staples

Carton closing staples are specially constructed to optimize the design of the box that needs closing. It strengthens the original box design so it can protect the content against the hurdles it faces on its journey from producer to the end customer or the warehouse shelf. It can handle cold, heath, or damp and will keep the packaging secure all the way.

A premium carton closing staple provides benefits that a cheap one cannot offer. Even if your carton is made of mixed, recycled, or low-quality corrugated material, it will hold firm and secure the carton in transit.

The staples have a wide crown to be able to cover a larger area of the box with higher holding power and provide a secure closing.

Our carton closing staples:

carton closing staple

Carton closing staple JK561

Staple length: 15-22mm

carton closing staple

Carton closing staple JK560

Staple length: 15-22mm

carton closing staple

Carton closing staple JK555

Staple length: 15-18mm

carton closing staple

Carton closing staple JK557

Staple length: 15-18mm

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